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There are activites like, jungle safari, hot air ballooning, para gliding, bungy jump, mountain biking, mountain flight etc, besides trekking and rafting. The month of September is cool for other activities but for para gliding, which depends on weather, the season is November and December.
While the high Himalaya makes up Nepal's northern region, the southern lowland, known as Terai, is covered with dense tropical jungles teeming with diverse wild-life and exotic birds. There, in some of the world's most exciting safari destinations, you will be able to go deep into the jungle on an elephant's back. Royal Chitwan National Park is most popular safari destination, which is 103 miles from Kathmandu.
One of the very best way to experience the exciting, adventurous and luxurious view of the natural beauty of the most spectacular Mountain of Nepal is Hot Air Ballooning. In it's one-hour flights, you will experience the mountains with the majestic beauty and also can view the exotic cities and valleys around Kathmandu.
The ultimate thrill of bungy jump can now be experienced in Nepal. Nepal's first bungy jumping site is situated 160m over the Bhote Kosi river. The jump, at 160m, is staffed & operated by some of the most experienced jump-masters in the business.
Mountain flights appeal to all types of traveller. For those ristricted by time or other considerations from going trekking, these flights offer a panoramic view of the Himalaya in just one hour. Even those visitors who like the rigours of a trek still don't miss the opportunity to fly over the nountains in one fell swoop.
Mountain biking is a fast-growing and practical way to see rural Nepal. The villages are quaint and you will see the Nepalese people as they are.
Cultural programmes offer a fascinating glimse of Nepal's diverse ethnic and cultural traditions. There are sserveral places in Kathmandu where folk dances and musical performances are held every evening.
All the best!
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We are interested in going to the Himalayas this
summer and are interested mainly in seeing the higher
mountains including Everest. We are also interested in
other activities including Rafting. Could you give us
some advice on where and when to go over a period of 3
weeks in september for example.
Ruth and Becky
Good day Ruth and Becky,
Have you also considered travelling to BHUTAN, a tiny Himalayan Kingdom located east of Nepal?
Bhutan, known for its very rich bio-diversity, has gained a worlwide recognition as one of the ten global “hot spots” from the World Wildlife Fund.
If you happen to be interested, I would be glad to help you. I would suggest you to do some research on the country as well. Let me know; I could get you a very good deal there. You may want to check this website: http://www.bhutan-expeditions.com/
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you are interested for Everest trek. I am giving you day to day itineraries as per given.
TREKKING IN NEPAL (HIMALAYA): -
Nepal is a trekker's paradise. The very organic rhythm of foot travel is a
wonderful way to explore and make meaningful contact with the country. On average, trekking consists of walking daily 5 to 7 hours, 9 to 14 kilometers on a series of ascents and descents. The immense contrasts in altitude and climates found here support an equally spectacular mix of lifestyle and wildlife. Nepal is a pioneer in the sport of trekking. Known as the Himalayan Kingdom, Nepal is dominated by eight of the world's fourteen highest mountains, including Everest. Each one is over 8000 meters (26,000ft). In all, there are 1,310 peaks of 5000 meters (16,900ft) or more. Annually, more than 200,000 tourists come here to trek. You will experience superb panoramic views of mountains, a diversity of landscape, flora and fauna, colorful cultures, friendly people and ancient history. Trekkers leave Nepal with grand tales to share with their family and friends.
This season offers excellent weather and tantalizing mountain views.
This season is noted for occasional snowfall only at higher elevations. Hence it is ideal for trekking at lower attitudes.
Different varieties of wild flowers, especially rhododendrons make the hillsides above 5000 meters a scenic paradise in this season. The weather is mild with moderate temperature at lower elevations and at elevations over 4000 m. the mountain views are clear.
Summer months, continuing up to mid-September, take travel wet and warm. The higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and bush vegetation. Insect repellent is recommended while trekking during summer months.
Everest Base Camp Trek
The Everest or Khumbu region is justifiably the most famous of all trekking and mountain regions. Populated by Sherpas, the attractions of this area are the majestic mountains, the high mountain villages, the isolated monasteries, and the local peoples. This area includes the highest mountain in the world, Everest at 8,848m, and many of the world's 8,000m peaks such as Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu. First climbed in 1953, Everest still holds a fascination for many, however the Everest region boasts many more spectacular and beautiful mountains, as well as some of the most rewarding trekking anywhere in the world.
The Everest Base Camp trek is a classic trek which follows in the footsteps of Hillary & Tenzing and ends with an ascent of Kala Pattar for superb views of Everest.
This trek starts with an exhilarating 45 minute mountain flight into the airstrip at Lukla. From here we trek slowly upwards to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, following the valley of the Dudh Kosi river. It is not long before we glimpse our first view of Everest as it peeks above the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. At this point it is still many days walk away, but with careful acclimatization it is not long before we find ourselves high up in the heart of the Khumbu region.
We visit Tengboche monastery en route before continuing on to our goal, an ascent of Kala Pattar, a rocky outcrop to the west of Everest. This vantage point gives fantastic views of the Ice Fall and South Col as well as the immense south-west face of Everest which was first climbed in 1975 by Chris Bonington's team. This is truly a classic trek, which undoubtedly gives one of the best mountain views in the world. Accommodation and food is provided in the local lodges
Detailed trek itinerary
Day 01: Arrival day at Tribhuban International Airport and pick up you by our private car and transfer to the Hotel.
Day 02: Departure from Kathmandu at 7:00am. by tourist coach. After 4 hours of bus ride, we reach at Fishling. You are welcomed by river guide & given briefing before start Rafting trip. Lunch will be served at 12:30 at the river beach. After having lunch, again we proceed our journey for next couple of hours. On the first day we encounter rapids Twin rock Ladies delight, Sweet-dream monsoon, Up-set, Good bye & surprise. Finally we stop at Gaighat for over-night stay. Dinner is served at 8:00pm.
Day 03: Breakfast will be served at 8:00am. And after that we pack-up all gear & be ready for second day adventure. On that day, we pass by rapids, Butterfly, Electric, Lunch will be served at 11:30. At last we stop at 5 Kilo and depart to Chitwan by coach. The representative from the Resort will have been waiting you at Chitrasari and will transfer to the Resort. You will be welcome with a welcome drink..
Day 04: You will be woken up early in the morning for breakfast and then you will take an Elephant ride for 3 hours